BootCamp: Mapping Local Folder to A:\ Drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by micvog, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    I am using some software that requires access to an A:\ drive. I would like to map the "A:\" drive to a folder within the "My Documents" folder. I tried using "Map Network Drive" from File Explorer and it will not let me map to a local directory.

    Any ideas? I need to save the data that is written to the A:\ drive, so although a RAMDisk/RAMDrive might work, it would be an extra step savings the contents to my local drive.

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You might want to check into the subst command "subst a: [path]"

  3. micvog thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    Thanks - that works.

    For others with the same issue, I saved the following command as a text file:

    SUBST A: "C:\Documents and Settings\[UserNameHere]\My Documents\[FolderNameHere]"
    I renamed the file to have a .BAT extension. Now, when I double-click on it, it automatically runs the SUBST command and I don't have to re-type it. (The SUBST command mapping disappears after logging out or rebooting.)

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